BENGALI OR BANGA-BHASEA,
[In the phonetic transoriptiou s is pronounced hard, as in sin, tkis> and not like the sh in shell, which is represented by
sh. Z is somewhat softer than the * of zeal, but not so soft as the s in pleasure.
Pronounce a as the a in hat; e as the e in met; o as the o in A<#; and oi as in oil. The letter o (without any diacritical
mark) represents the sound of the first o in promote and of the o in the French word votre as compared with v6tre. It
should be carefully distinguished from the 6 of hot.
Other consonants and vowels are pronounced as in the authorized Government system.]
Ilk jan dhopar ek-ta gadha
Ak jon dhopdr dk-td gddhd
One person washermau-of one ass
kukurok kay ye, * &Qa, mui
kukurok k<$y 20, ' shdld, mui shdrd
to-thu-dog said that, * sala (wife's brother), I whole
ar bhukis.' Kukur kay,
ar bhukish.' Kykur koy,
bark.1 Dog said,
ek-ta kukur achhil. Ek din gadfia
dk-td kukur dsil Ak din
one dog were. One day
sara din mehanat kar<3 ar tui basiya khais
din mehonnot kor5 dr tui boshid khdish
day labour do and you sitting eat
parish? Aiz hdte
oun? To-day from
par hate kukur
jpor hdte kukur
1 sala (wife's brother), I which work do,
mui tor kam karim, tui mor
mui ye kam karB, se kam ii tSi karibar
mui ze kdm kor§9 she kdm ki tui koribdr
work what you
after from dog
pahora dibar nagii.
pdhord dibdr ndgil.
watch give-to began.
Kaddin pare dhopar barit
Eoddin pore dhopdr bdyit
Some-days after washerman-of home-to
nagil. Gadha chorak dekhiya
nagil G-ddhd chorok dekhid
began. Ass thief-lo seeing
bhal-kariya ghas bhusi diya
bhal-korici ghdsh bhushi did
well grattt hualc giving
Kintuk ager thakiya ara-6
cloth to-carry began,
bandhiya thuiya yaya
gddhdk bmdhid thuid zayd shutil
ass-to tying keeping going lay-down.
besi kariya chillibar nagil. Dhopa
beshi kori chillibar nagil. Dhopd
louder to-bray began. Washerman
thenga diya gadhak khub kariya dangbar
thengd did gddhdk khub-kori ddngbdp
club by ass greatly thrash-to
hate kay, (keman re bhai, gadha, ieman dang?'
hdte koy> ' kemon re bhdi> gddhd> kemon dang?'
from said, 'how 0 brother, MI, how(-ivth«) thrwhingr